By : Neha Dhyani
Updated : Jan 6, 2022, 11:37
Nothing makes a landscape more spectacular than a fully bloomed flowering tree. Fortunately, India is blessed with diverse flora and fauna. The summer-flowering trees in India add colour and vibrance to the dry season. However, some species bloom in cold weather as well.
Below is the list of the best flowering trees in India to plant in your garden:
Flower Tree Names in India
The Indian Laburnum
Pride of India
April to August
Late spring to early summer
Silk Cotton Tree
March to May
Flame of the Forest
February till April
Indian Cork Tree
After April and November
March to May
June to September
The Indian Laburnum is also known as the golden shower or the golden rain tree of India. The tree is in full bloom during the hot months of April-May with its cluster of bright golden yellow flowers, giving it its popular name. It is a popular ornamental plant native to the Indian sub-continent.
Pride of India is another ornamental flowering plant and Maharashtra's state flower. Their bright purple flowers bloom only once a year during the peak months of summer. They are low-maintenance and can grow up to 50 feet tall with leaves 12 inches long.
The beauty of the Gulmohar tree is unmatchable with its conspicuous bright red flowers. Gulmohar is popularly known as the flame tree and grows well in tropical and sub-tropical regions. The tree is mainly valued for its seeds, wood, and the shade it provides.
Blue Jacaranda is often called Neeli Gulmohar because of its impressive purple flowers. They are planted in streets, parks, and gardens for ornamental purposes.
The silk-cotton tree is popular for its white fibre used for stuffing mattresses, pillows, and sleeping bags. The trees shed their leaves during January-February to bear large and bright crimson red flowers. The tree is commonly known as Semal in Hindi.
The Siris Tree also serves many medicinal purposes, apart from filling the environment with its sweet fragrance. It is cultivated as a shade tree in India's tropical and sub-tropical regions. The pretty white flowers bloom during the rainy season from March to May.
The plant is rightly named after its bright red and orange flame-like flowers. Many people, especially in the south, associate it with the God of fire and use it in the worship of Shiva. They are believed to have originated in Jharkhand and Bihar. It is also the state flower of Jharkhand and is popularly known by the name of Palash.
This evergreen beauty is grown all over India for its ornamental value. They bloom twice a year after April and November to produce white, bell-shaped, fragrant flowers. Women in Maharashtra use them to adorn their hair by weaving them into their braid.
With bundled pink flowers in a large canopy, the Rain Tree is an attractive addition to any landscape. It gets the name from its leaves which droop as a sign of arriving rain. The tree is native to Central America and was later brought to India. They flower every year from March to May and also just before December.
Champak tree is an evergreen flowering tree in India, native to South East Asia. It produces yellow-orange flowers that give out a strong fragrance. Champak trees have been used to make fragrant hair oils and massage oils for the longest time. The flowers bloom throughout summer.
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Ans: The pride of India (Lagerstroemia speciosa) is the state flower of Maharashtra.
Ans: The Indian Laburnum (Cassia Fistula) is known as the golden shower or golden rain tree of India.
Ans: Palash, the state flower of Jharkhand, is popularly known as the flame of the forest.